FCCPC urges stricter penalties for DisCos non-compliance with mandatory cap on estimated billing

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has expressed support for the decision of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) against 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) further calling for stricter sanctions against DisCos.

NERC’s decisions were prompted by the DisCos’ practice of arbitrarily billing unmetered customers and failing to adhere to the capping of estimated bills.

In a statement released by Dr. Adamu Abdullahi, the Acting Executive Vice Chairman of FCCPC in Abuja on Monday, NERC was encouraged to consider implementing stronger measures to prevent future violations.